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On the Radio: Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper

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I love hosting the radio show for so many reasons, but getting to interview fascinating design professionals about their work and inspiration almost every week might be my favorite thing about it. This week, I had the opportunity to sit down with Tony Ingrao and Randy Kemper, an innovative and impressive design team who have worked with a long list  of high profile clients and have been featured in House & Garden and Architectural Digest, among other design publications. A fellow RISD graduate, Ingrao opened his studio over 25 years ago, and Kemper now serves as the Creative Director. They are such an interesting team, and I had a great time chatting with them about choosing color schemes, designing on a budget, and their favorite designers. You can listen to some of my favorite segments of the show by clicking the links below, or, if you subscribe to sirius xm, you can listen to the entire show on their site.

In this clip, I talk to Randy and Tony about their newest projects, their feelings about commercial vs. residential work, and their backgrounds.

I loved chatting to the designers about topics other than their work, like the things they think about day to day.  They're currently trying to figure out how to combat a virus that's attacking the copper beech trees in their Hamptons property.

After chatting about our favorite gardens in Europe, I admitted to giving up my dreams of landscape architecture while working at an arboretum during college.

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